Pucker up, buttercup. It’s Valentine’s Day! How pretty is your pout? Here are a few lip tips for soft, smooth smooches.
Exfoliate lips with a little bit of brown sugar—actual sweet kisses are sure to follow. Mix 1 teaspoon with a few drops of olive oil (extra hydration) and lightly rub your dry lips in small circles.
Below are four quick tips from Josie Maran, founder of Josie Maran Cosmetics, for kiss-perfect lips with color that stays on you not his collar…
- Start with a smooth canvas. Exfoliate lips naturally with an exfoliator, rubbing onto lips in a circular motion to remove dead skin and get lips smooth.
- Moisturize lips with a hydrating balm—color will glide on easier and last longer.
- Define and fill in lips with a neutral liner that matches the shade of your lips. This all-over base will help color stay put.
- After applying lipstick, hold a tissue gently over lips and using a powder brush, brush translucent powder over the tissue. This will naturally set the lipstick for long wear throughout the day or night!
And if you’re ready, take the plunge and make today the day for a true red lip–now that’s amore. Happy happy to you and yours!